Diploma of Higher Education in Agriculture (Arable Crop Management)
UCAS Code: D403
This shortened award prepares students for a wide range of careers in the arable crop production industry and ancillary organisations. The course is designed to give students an opportunity to specialise in farm business management and crop production. On successful completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the broad principles underpinning general arable production whilst monitoring environmental and commercial viability. The course is also designed to progress to BSc (Hons) should the student wish to do so.
|SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2|
|Introduction to Livestock and Production Systems|
|Introduction to Agronomy and Cropping Systems|
|Biological Processes||Climate, Soils and Land Use|
|Principles of Agricultural Management|
|SEMESTER 3||SEMESTER 4|
|Academic and Professional Development (SSE)|
|Sustainable Farming Systems||Agricultural Markets and Supply Chains|
|Combinable Root and Alternative Crops|
|Field Vegetable, Salad and Fruit Crops|
The following information provides the entry requirements for this particular course.
UCAS Tariff Points
GCE A Levels
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma
C & G Level 3 Diploma
An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.
All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.
Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.
- Farm walks and practicals
- Lectures and tutorials
- Seminars and debates
- Inquiry-based learning
- Farm and business visits
- Online quizzes, wikis and activities
- Case studies
Students are assessed in a variety of ways many of which are centred on the College farm, these include.
- Practical assessments with both livestock and crops
- Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
- Presentations - both individually and in small groups
- Essays and technical reports
- Assessed seminars
- Case studies
- Experimental work and laboratory reports
- Poster presentations
This list of careers below are those that graduates from this programme have been successful in.
- Farm Manager
- Animal nutritionist
- Land agent
- Nutrition company sales representative
- Veterinary pharmaceutical and equipment supplies
- Post-graduate study